Did You Know?
When producing "Da Bear Facts" actor Greg Robbins
insisted on being chased by a bear. They called in 'Ruth Labarge' a well-known animal trainer with bears. A fully armed Kodiak bear named Whopper chased Greg for a full day. Whopper was 14 feet tall, when he stood on his back legs. Whopper weighed in at 1,300 pounds. The scene when Whopper stands up behind Greg and growls was really Whopper opening his mouth to get a cookie from Labarge. This took 10 takes until Robbins and director Steve Hardie
thought it looked real. See more